Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Monday, July 21, 2014


America, you have issues around death.
Take -- home of
the Original Intimidator Duckskull --
it’s a way of saying You think you can
get away just by flying, motherfucker?  
Banks & bosses will break my bones, but
if it flies, it dies, so don’t even think.
[Affect incredulous, cocky, vaguely
threatening smirk.]
                                  It’s not even real,
this duckskull, all one word. It’s made
in USA of polymer resin, handpainted
to look like an angry dead bird skull  
w/eyes. Angry b/c it’s dead? Or angry on
yr account, like a guardian ghostcock?

If I had an animal skull on my rear view,
to remind me of the fractional life
I control, I’d think I’d died & gone
to heaven. I do have an animal skull, but
covered with flesh, not even dead, so
out of la mode, out of the loop, out of
necro-everything: the empty swamp,
the truck, the me . . .